Cognitive distortions

Cognitive distortions are inaccurate thoughts or ideas identified in cognitive therapy and its variants which maintain negative thinking and help to maintain negative emotions.  Eating disorders are characterized by distorted thinking or cognitions.  Examples include: all-or-nothing thinking, over-generalization, mental filter, disqualifying the positive, jumping to conclusions, magnification (catastrophizing) or minimization, emotional reasoning, "should" statements, labeling/mislabeling and personalization. Source 

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